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Total loan: $775

Stella

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Chuka, Kiambu, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits and increase her business.


Stella's story

Hello special people! Stella’s captivating smile is what stands out when you look at her. She is an honest and an eloquent speaker with a strong, commanding manner. She resides in a remote village in the lush hills of Chuka, in the central region of Kenya. Stella is a woman who has shown great character despite all the adversities she has been through. Thanks to her daily efforts, Stella has managed to give her children a good start by providing them with a good quality education. Stella has a farm where she grows crops and raises livestock. She also earns some income from a personal business. Stella never had a formal education and is content with the farming lifestyle. The Chuka area is a favorable one for farming, so Stella is seeking a 80,000 KES loan through Kiva's field partner Juhudi Kilimo to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable her to grow more vegetables, reap maximum profits and increase her business. Being a woman and accessing funds in Kenya, especially around Chuka, is very challenging, but Stella feels relieved knowing there are institutions such as Kiva that help enterprising women like herself. She is always working to improve her family’s living conditions, but her biggest dreams are to become independent and support her family by herself, secure her children and to buy a home.